Process Operation Safety Technology

Start Date: 21 Jul 2019
End Date: 25 Jul 2019
Duration: 5
Country: Dubai / UAE
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment


The complexity of modern process technological systems, coupled with tight process limit makes failure analysis a difficult task. There is an increased awareness that risk management impacts every aspect of process operation. Modern International Standards highlights the crucial role of risk assessment for the design and reliability of process machinery and protective systems


         Safety Engineers

         Maintenance Engineers

         Control/Instrumentation Specialists

         Mechanical Engineers

         Electrical Engineers

         Process Specialists


The overall objective is to ensure that delegates are familiar with the concept of reliability, root-cause and failure analysis. The programme has been designed to enable delegates upon completion to be able to:

         Apply the concept of reliability technology for failure analysis and to calculate reliability of systems

         Design and calculate the reliability of control and protective systems

         Assess the adequacy of High Integrity Protective Systems HIPS

         Select the appropriate Safety Integrity Levels SILs for protective and safety systems in accordance with IEC 61508

         Ensure consistent optimization of resource allocation for production, maintenance and safety, based on risk and cost-benefit analysis

         Familiar with risk assessment techniques to new projects and existing machinery/systems

         Apply Fault Tree Analysis as a risk assessment, fault diagnosis and root-cause analysis tool

         Recognize relevant International Standards for risk assessment and safety of machinery


The programme shall be presented by a combination of interactive lectures, videos, and knowledge and understanding further established by way of a number of syndicate group exercises. Delegates are always encouraged to interact with the Presenter and with each other.


This programme is intended to updated participants with the most relevant up-to-date EU and International Standards in the field of Safety Technology. It aims to sharpen delegates skills in analyzing hardware failures and identifying their root-causes. It also improves experience in the application of reliability technology for the selection of appropriate Safety Integrity Levels SILs for protective and safety systems in accordance with IEC 61508.

         Organisational Impact

         Professional development of staff; the organisation should be able to prevent accidents and minimise losses through improved reliability and safety

         Awareness of tried and tested International practical principles to make quantifiable decisions to assist in evaluating risks from engineering options.

         Enable the delegate to apply the principles of safety engineering and risk assessment back at his or her workplace by putting into practice the practical knowledge gained from the programme

         Ensure that modern International Safety Standards are implemented in new projects

         Personal Impact             

         Promotes a proactive attitude within the individual to failure and hazazrd analysis

         Introduce the proactive concept and benefits of safety engineering and hazard / risk assessment analysis

         Help to recognise the range of the key factors to be considered in the process of minimizing failures and equipment down-time

         Introduce the delegate to the methods and techniques for evaluation hazards across a variety of industry sectors

         Enlighten the delegate to the importance of continued learning from incidents and root-causes for failures


DAY 1 -


         Introduction into Reliability Technology

         Reliability calculation

         Types of failures: the bathtub curve

         Types of inspection and maintenance systems

         Weibul Distribution and reliability parameters- BS 5760

         Types of systems: series/parallel and non series/non parallel

         Bayes theorem and systems reliability calculations

DAY 2 -


         Elements of control and protective systems

         Reliability of control systems

         The concept of fractional dead time and protective systems

         High Integrity Protective Systems HIPS

         Hazardous Area Classification: the EU ATEX Directive

         Active fire/explosion protection systems

         EN 954-1: Control Systems with safety-related functions

         IEC 61508: E, E and PES in safety-related applications.

DAY 3 -


         Asset Integrity Assurance

         Failure Modes and Effects Analysis FMEA

         Commercial software for FMEA

         Fault Tree Analysis FTA

         Quantification of Fault Trees

         Fault trees and fault diagnisis

DAY 4 -


         Causes and methods of preventing machinery accidents

         The EU and International Machinery Safety Standards

         Types of Machinery Safeguards and Safety Devices

         Machinery/work equipment hazards identification

         EN 1050: Machinery and work equipment risk assessment

DAY 5 -


         Hazards identification techniques

         Risk evaluation

         Elements of accident causation

         Types of root causes technical and organizational

         International machinery safety standard ISO 14121

         Programme review

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